Instructional facilities are defined as classrooms, seminar rooms, instructional laboratories, computer laboratories, on-campus clinics, cybraries and other spaces used principally for the purpose of delivering formal instruction to our university students.
The issue of classroom and instructional facilities planning and utilization continues to be a contested discussion on our campus. SUNY administrative staff have observed that we have sufficient classrooms for our instructional workload. On the campus, following the principle that we will maximize utilization across the time in a weekday and across all class days, we are able to seat requested course sections in our available space. But, it has been expressed that we have insufficient classroom space for the appropriate scheduling of the courses we offer our students. What complicates our efforts is a mixed approach to the management of our classroom supply where supply is managed both in our central scheduling office and within the space inventories of academic units. The campus does not have a comprehensive understanding about its total classroom inventory and the current and historical utilization of that total inventory.
As an effort to address this current state, we should implement the following approaches for the management of our instructional facilities:
|Discipline Group 1||2.000||40|
Education, Economics, Law, Languages, Library Science/Informatics, Mathematics, Social Sciences (unless otherwise noted), Environmental Studies
|Discipline Group 2 ||3.000||60|
|Biology, Communicative Disorders, Psychology and the basic science and clinical disciplines in the health science|
|Discipline Group 3||3.750||75|
|Discipline Group 4||4.500||90|
|Engineering, Physical Sciences, Visual Arts|